Deadline.com — In addition to returning in his Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier character in Captain America 3, Sebastian Stan has been set for two strong roles. On the heels of wrapping the Duplass brothers’ film The Bronze, he will play NASA scientist Dr. Chris Beck in Ridley Scott’s The Martian co-starring Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Chiwetel Ejoifor, Jeff Daniels and Kristen Wiig, a film based off of the pioneering e-book and bestselling novel by Andy Weir.
Stan has also just been set to play Joshua, the estranged son to Meryl Streep’s rocker mom, in the Jonathan Demme-directed Ricki And The Flash at TriStar. Written by Diablo Cody, the film also stars Kevin Kline and Rick Springfield. Then it’s back to Captain America 3.
EW.com — The cast of The Martian is getting even starrier: EW has exclusively confirmed that Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sebastian Stan, and Mackenzie Davis are the latest to join in director Ridley Scott’s The Martian, due in theaters November 2015. They join previously announced cast members Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Donald Glover, Michael Pena and Jeff Daniels.
The Martian, adapted from the best-selling novel by Andy Weir, is about Mark Watney (Damon), an astronaut who gets left behind on Mars when his crew mistakenly believes him dead. “It’s quintessential Robinson Crusoe,” Ridley Scott tells EW. Drew Goddard (World War Z) penned the screenplay, and Damon and the rest of the cast quickly jumped aboard. “This is one of those movies that’s had a blessed life,” says producer Simon Kinberg. “Every actor is doing it for significantly less than their normal fee. It’s a real labor of love.”
Production begins in November in Budapest.
HollywoodReporter.com — Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has picked up The Bronze, a comedy starring and co-written by The Big Bang Theory actress Melissa Rauch.
Jay and Mark Duplass, the brothers behind comedies such as Jeff, Who Lives at Home and Cyrus, are exec producing the indie, the cast of which also includes Gary Cole, Silicon Valley star Thomas Middleditch, Captain America: The Winter Soldier actor Sebastian Stan, Saturday Night Live’s Cecily Strong and Haley Lu Richardson.
The movie is currently shooting in Ohio under the direction of Bryan Buckley, the award-winning commercial director known for his numerous Super Bowl spots.